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  • Summary: Exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems, ModNation Racers empowers the player to customize their entire kart racing experience. Enjoy karting fun, where you can shoot, boost & drift your way to the finish line. Create your unique racing experience with the same tools used by the development team. Express yourself by creating your own Mod character, quirky kart and imaginative track, and share your unique racing experience with the rest of the world. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 71 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Annoying load times aside, I can't fault ModNation Racers for the nearly perfect package that it is, and for that reason I feel safe in proclaiming Sony's masterpiece the best kart-racing title in the history of gaming. Period.
  2. 90
    ModNation Racers is truly a work of art on so many levels. The creation tools are a snap to use, the controls really let you have fun instead of having to wrestle with them and there is simply so much packed onto this disc it is hard not to recommend it.
  3. When it comes to the core gameplay, however, there's no question: it's the best in its class, dethroning Mario Kart in every technical way.
  4. The custom tracks, cars and drivers make the game much more than just the sum of it's parts. Shame I wasn't able to try out the multiplayer races, so the score is based purely on the singleplayer experience. [June 2010]
  5. Thanks to its great editor, simple and fun gameplay, and various game modes, both online and offline, ModNation Racers proves to be a great addition to the PS3 catalogue. If you're a fan of the "Mario Kart" genre, you should definitely give it a look!
  6. A standard, competent kart racer hampered by frequent loading times and irritating writing, but bolstered by an intuitive and powerful editor that lets gamers make their karts, racetracks, and characters their own - or at least lets them make their characters into Spider-Man.
  7. A good imitation [of Mario Kart], fun and clever, but so trivial.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Mar 9, 2011
    Second best only on playstation kart racing game of all time behind CTR: Crash Team Racing. This game is great. Online is super fun, the creating is awesome and the graphics are pretty good. The loading time is a minor setback for me but i get past it. btw im a modnation beast look up ripperroo1992 and u will c my stats which r not the best but i only had the game for 2 months Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2010
    Nicely Done. An enjoyable game which I would and many others would put right up there with any racing game. I enjoyed this just as much or maybe more than Mario Kart, which frightened me as Mario Kart is possibly my favourite ever game. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    As with LBP,ModNation Racers is a joy to play with the character,car and track options all infinite.Though the racing is simplistic,the game is fantastic and best enjoyed with friends. Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2010
    The gameplay rivals the finest iteration of Mario Kart, but with the option to customise everything in sight ModNation Racers is up there with the greatest kart racers. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2013
    If you enjoy racing games and played with Lego as a kid then this is the perfect game for you. The track creator is the centre of this game, if your not interested building tracks this game is not for you, stick to Mario Kart. However, if you are the creative type the ability to create any race track imaginable is provided in ModNation. I created realistic replicas of Laguna Seca, Tsukuba and Suzuka Circuit whilst also recreating Mario Karts DK mountain. You can share and trade your creations online and you could download astonishingly accurate reincarnations of everything from MarioKart to South Park characters, Batman and everything in-between.

    My only problems with this game are the lousy weapons which leave much to be desired. I left them off and just raced the game with my friends as a pure go kart racer that was still extremely fun and more rewarding than MarioKart where it was the luck of the item draw. The loading times are also a bit too long to be acceptable but it is understandable when you consider the detail that is put into the tracks, characters and vehicles of ModNation.

    Turn off items, download and create any track you ever wanted and this game seriously gives MarioKart a run for its money.
  6. Aug 21, 2010
    There's defiantly something missing from Modnation racer's that Little Big Planet and Mario cart have but it doesn't stop it being a good game rising over any issues you may have heard about. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2011
    i also bought this thing.... i'm plenty late reviewing it... i love sony, but split second and modnation suck in comparison to blur.... blur captured my heart and soul... i'm VERY sad they disbanded.... freek ya'll i DID NOT LIKE THIS GAME...long long times, ugly graphics a sorry mario kart wannbe be bad ass ripoff... sony rip mario he awesome modnation sucks... really i hated it. waste of my money and time... i ran over a powerup, with some ugly graphically challenged boy... i said fu... this and put in blur... this game sucked Expand

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